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Kawatarou Yobuko Branch河太郎 呼子店

Seafood Cuisine

A live seafood restaurant located in Yobokucho, Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture; on the first floor, diners can enjoy watching squid swim lively in the fish tank located in the center. The shop’s vaunted squid a brought directly via tank from the boats of local fisherman. The ikizukuri special, which includes squid sashimi prepared direct from the tank, is so fresh the squid’s arms may still move. The restaurant also offers a variety of other fresh seafood dishes, including tempura and kaiseki course cuisine. In addition to table seating, Kawatarou offers tatami seating and private rooms and can also accommodate group meals and parties.


Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochouyobuko 1744-17 (Karatsu / YobukoArea)

phone 0955823208

[Mar.-Nov. Weekday] 11:40-20:00
[Dec.-Feb. Weekday] 11:00-19:00
[SaturdaySunday Public holiday] 10:40-20:00
[Mar.-Nov./Monday only] 11:40-19:00
[Dec.-Feb./Monday only] 11:00-18:00
※ L.O. is closed 1Hours

Review of Kawataro, Yobuko Branchi

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/17 美味しいイカ Very fresh squid

This restaurant is famous for fresh squid in Kyushu. There is a long line on weekends...
Reviewed:2018/11/16 Port Restaurant
You have got to drive to reach here, train or bus , I suppose u have to walk a bit. The live squid sashimi is awesome, is really live when it reach the table. There are many other delicious food...
Reviewed:2017/11/07 Nice experience for tourist who like sashimi
We went to Yobuko after attending the Saga International Balloon Festival. We arrived around 10AM when the restaurant was still closed, and there were already a queue outside the entrance. We...

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Saga Pref. Karatsushi Yobukochouyobuko 1744-17 [ map ]
Karatsu / YobukoArea
[Mar.-Nov. Weekday] 11:40-20:00
[Dec.-Feb. Weekday] 11:00-19:00
[SaturdaySunday Public holiday] 10:40-20:00
[Mar.-Nov./Monday only] 11:40-19:00
[Dec.-Feb./Monday only] 11:00-18:00
※ L.O. is closed 1Hours
Buddhist vacation, New Year's Holiday
Parking Lot
Available 50spaces
Credit Card
Not available
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu

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          Saga Main Areas


          Away from the fast-paced cities of mainland Japan, Kyushu’s Saga prefecture offers quaint towns and cities known for their traditional crafts, particularly ceramics. Rich in kaolin (a type of clay), Saga became the homeland of Arita ware, a delicate, decorative porcelain that is now celebrated worldwide and can be discovered in the towns of Arita, Imari, and Karatsu.

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